Granger Smith and his team have successfully raised more than $80, 000 in his late son’s honor.
Granger Smith and his Yee Yee Apparel
The team behind Smith’s Yee Yee Apparel has created a t-shirt for fans to purchase in honor of River, Smith’s late son. This is an effort to give back to those who helped his 3-year-old while he was in the hospital.
The description of the shirt describes that it has a “Yee Yee Excavator,” since River’s favorite thing to do was to watch excavators scoop up dirt. Also, it was red to honor the toddler’s favorite color. It also continues saying that 100% of the proceeds from the shirt will go directly to Dell’s Children Medical Center in honor of River.
“Dell Children’s is the only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility in Central Texas and serves 46 counties and then some. We feel like it’s only right to give something back to the people who were so good to the Granger Smith family.”
Currently, their donations have raised to over $88,000 according to one update.
Recently, the devastating news hit the country music world when on the 6th of June, Smith revealed that his youngest son River Kelly Smith had passed. A representative for the country singer has spoken out in lieu of the death of their youngest son. They have confirmed that the cause of death is a “tragic drowning accident” that happened at home.
In a statement, Smith said that “the joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts.”
Many of country music’s finest artists have reached out to support the bereaved family after revealing their devastating loss. The country crooner and his family has been showered with plenty of love and support from his peers, including Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan, among others.
It should also be noted that in the original announcement of River’s death, the family asked fans and friends to donate to Dell’s Children’s Medical Center “in River’s name.”